Erdem Can Reveals Serious Injuries to Anadolu Efes Players
Erdem Can, the coach of Anadolu Efes, made a startling revelation after the team’s recent victory against Merkezefendi in the Turkish league. He announced that three players have suffered serious injuries.
The Injured Players
The players affected are Shane Larkin, Elijah Bryant, and Tibor Pleiss. However, the most concerning injury is that of Shane Larkin, the experienced point guard who has previously played for Baskonia and other teams.
According to reports from Turkish media, Larkin’s finger injury is severe, and there is a possibility that he may require surgery. If this is the case, he could be out of action for several weeks. This news comes as a significant blow to Anadolu Efes, currently ranked second in the Turkish league and thirteenth in the Euroleague with a decent record of four wins and five losses.
Larkin’s Importance to the Team
Shane Larkin plays a crucial role in the Anadolu Efes team, alongside former basketball player Darius Thompson. His contributions are evident in his impressive statistics, averaging 14.4 points, 5.7 assists, and 2.3 rebounds in nearly 32 minutes per game in the Euroleague.
The injury to Larkin may force Anadolu Efes to explore the market for a temporary replacement at the point guard position. However, the decision to seek a replacement will depend on the duration of Larkin’s absence. As the highest-paid player in the Euroleague, his absence will undoubtedly impact the team’s performance.